Each year, The Virginia Institute of Surgical Arts, under the direction of Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V), helps hundreds of patients learn how to breathe easier. It is estimated that between 40-50 million Americans, or approximately one fifth of the population, suffer from one kind of allergy or another. This epidemic costs millions of dollars in medication, doctor visits, and missed days from school and work and allergic diseases are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States.
The Virginia Institute of Surgical Arts offers a variety of services to its patients who suffer from mild to severe allergies including:
- Allergic Skin Rashes
- Chronic Sinusitis
- Nasal Allergies
An allergy is an abnormal reaction to an ordinarily harmless substance called an allergen. When an allergen is absorbed into your body, your immune system sees the allergen as an invader and this initiates a chain reaction. Your white blood cells produce antibodies that attach themselves to special cells (mast cells), causing a release of potent chemicals that lead to the allergy symptoms you experience. Allergies to pollen found in grasses and plants as well as inhalants such as dust, mold, mites, and animal dander affect a staggering number of adults and children. In some cases, people who have headaches, ear problems, dizziness, sore throats, sinusitis, and coughing don’t even realize that their problems could be caused by allergies. Because of this, many individuals suffer for years with allergy afflictions and attempt to suppress their ailments with over-the-counter medicines that offer only short-term solutions. While some medications are effective, they only “mask” your symptoms to help you cope with daily life.
Fortunately, there is hope and by calling The Virginia Institute of Surgical Arts, Dr. V can help you take permanent control of your life if you are living with the discomfort of allergies. Airborne and food allergens cause numerous chronic conditions in the ear, nose, and throat region and that is why it is so important to be examined by a professional. As an established ENT physician, Dr. V employs the most modern and up-to-date technologies available for allergy disorders. She and her professional team are dedicated to evidence-based medicine, education, and patient-centered care to provide the best treatment for your specific situation.
During your consultation, Dr. V will take a thorough history to determine if allergies are causing your conditions and this will help her determine the best course of action, whether it is allergy medications, sprays, allergy shots, or in some cases, a simple avoidance of the allergen. Dr. V understands that each patient is an individual and she always provides personalized treatment options for a variety of allergic conditions in both adults and children. She will listen carefully to all of your questions and she is available to address your concerns while delivering up-to-date care in a cost effective manner.
The Virginia Institute of Surgical Arts is also here if you are in need of diagnostic services, general sinus and nasal treatment, treatment for snoring, nasal allergy control, hearing problems, balance problems, treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis, or you need expert surgery to correct a medical problem associated with your ears, nose, or throat including plastic and reconstructive surgery. We also offer hearing and sound level testing, as well as hearing aids and assistive devices.
If you have been plagued with uncomfortable allergy problems, especially at certain times of the year, calling Dr. V is the answer for you. The Virginia Institute of Surgical Arts has been proudly serving the Virginia area and beyond with top-quality otorhinolaryngology and allergy services for years. At The Virginia Institute of Surgical Arts, we promise to deliver quality care for the management of your allergic disease so for more information on your options for allergy treatment, contact our office today to request your initial personalized consultation. We look forward to seeing you soon.